I’m happy to be at the University of Ottawa, participating in a workshop considering “the social movement society.”
The idea is from a book Sid Tarrow and I edited nearly fifteen years ago. We argued that social movements were becoming a routine part of politics in rich democratic countries. We said:
People (and authorities) were more tolerant of protest, particularly less disruptive protest.
A wider range of constituencies would use protest to represent their claims.
I expect to get a clearer sense of all that we left out or got wrong. It’s going to be great.